Dr. John Holliday, Chief Scientific Officer of Aloha Medicinals, has been elected as Vice President of the International Society for Medicinal Mushrooms. The ISMM is an international society for the advancement of research in the field of medicinal mycology, and Dr. Holliday joins the world’s preeminent scientists in this society.

Co-members of the executive committee of the ISMM include such eminent scholars as Prof. Solomon Wasser of Israel, Prof. S.T. Chang of Australia, Prof. Yu Li from China, Prof. L. J. L. D. van Griensven of the Netherlands, Prof. Omon Isikhuemhen of Nigeria, Dr. Ivan Jakopovich of Croatia, Prof Naohito Ohno of Japan, Prof. Ulrike Lindequist of Germany, Dr. Nadezhda Psurtseva of Russia, Prof. Giuseppe Venturella of Italy, Prof. Franc Pohleven of Slovenia, Prof. Marin Berovic of Slovenia, and many other eminent scientists from around the globe.

Dr. Holliday is one of only two Americans selected for service on the executive committee, along with Dr. Mark Wach of Sylvan Spawn Company in the USA. Dr. Holliday’s election to the position of Vice President indicates America’s emerging importance in this field of science traditionally fulfilled by scientists from Asia and Eastern Europe. Our congratulations go out to to Dr. Holliday for having been selected to fill such an important position in the international scientific community, and his endevours in advancing the science of mycology into and beyond the 21st century.